This. Fucking. Happened.

This actually fucking happened: Facebook Gave Nebraska Cops A Teen’s DMs So They Could Prosecute Her For Having An Abortion. Yes, you are reading that shit correctly.

But the most maddening thing about this? Right here:

While Celeste told police that she had suffered a miscarriage, they continued to investigate, serving Facebook with a search warrant to access Celeste and Jessica’s Facebook accounts. They subsequently found messages between the mother and daughter allegedly detailing how Celeste had undergone a self-managed abortion with Jessica’s help. There are four states that ban abortion at 24 weeks, and more than a dozen that broadly ban it at the start of fetal viability.

Remember all that horse shit about how no one was going to prosecute women for getting an abortion or having a miscarriage? Yeah, this says otherwise.

Don’t act surprised because I sure as fuck can’t. I saw this coming from miles away.

Also, this might be the first but it certainly will not be the last. It will keep happening. In other states. And Facebook will keep enabling this.

And of course, it gets worse because Facebook was happy to hand over direct messages and got these people arrested:

After this story’s publication, Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement on Twitter that “Nothing in the valid warrants we received from local law enforcement in early June, prior to the Supreme Court decision, mentioned abortion. The warrants concerned charges related to a criminal investigation and court documents indicate that police at the time were investigating the case of a stillborn baby who was burned and buried, not a decision to have an abortion.” Stone added that Meta was prohibited from sharing information about the search warrant by non-disclosure orders which have since been lifted.

Yes, that Facebook, the one who told employees not to discuss Roe Vs. Wade in the workplace , the one who made tens of thousands of dollars spreading misinformation about abortion pills , the one who removed posts offering abortion pills , the one who, along with anti-abortion clinics, happens to be collecting highly sensitive data on would-be patients . Yes, that fucking Facebook.

This is why I refuse to get another Facebook account. Because anything you post over there is far too easy to track and Fuckerberg would trip over his own dick trying to please some authoritarian piece of shit who wants your information. It’s too goddamn risky to justify even being on that platform. This just proves it.

Just another shitty day in the dystopian hellscape known as the United States of America.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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